(G.N.S) Dt. 6
The US Coast Guard has said that, six people died after a sightseeing floatplane carrying cruise ship passengers crashed in southeast Alaska. Everyone on board the de Havilland Beaver was killed in the crash in the Misty Fjords area.
The deceased were not immediately identified.
An emergency beacon was activated around 11:20 a.m., and a search helicopter found the wreckage on a ridgeline at 2:37 p.m.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims and with our guests and team members who are affected by this tragedy,” cruise line Holland America said in a statement.
The plane was owned by Southeast Aviation, a private company, and the excursion was not sold by Holland America cruise line, the cruise company said.